binaural

adjective
bin·​au·​ral | \ (ˌ)bī-ˈnȯr-əl How to pronounce binaural (audio) , (ˌ)bi- \

Definition of binaural

1 : of, relating to, or involving two or both ears

Other Words from binaural

binaurally \ (ˌ)bī-​ˈnȯr-​ə-​lē How to pronounce binaural (audio) , (ˌ)bi-​ \ adverb

Examples of binaural in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Different types of binaural beats may have different effects. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 17 May 2022 The effect is especially noticeable when listening to binaural recordings. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 15 Nov. 2021 The whittling of the line between the listener and the protagonist’s interiority is the central mechanic of the piece, one that Kim and Iskra sought to realize by leaning hard on binaural recording. Nicholas Quah, Vulture, 22 June 2021 Using binaural headphones, a piece of recording tech meant to generate three-dimensional audio, Kim and Iskra focus on whittling away the wall between the protagonist and the listener. Nicholas Quah, Vulture, 5 Jan. 2021 With Vermont Ave, though, the use of binaural audio is less the sizzle, more the steak. Nicholas Quah, Vulture, 22 June 2021 That, in turn, rendered the echoes binaural, meaning 3D. Sarah Wells, Popular Mechanics, 10 May 2021 That makes sense; there's a whole cult-like following around podcasts and videos that use binaural microphones to produce surround sound and a tingly feeling in the ears, known as the autonomous sensory meridian response, or ASMR. Sarah Wells, Popular Mechanics, 10 May 2021 There was this microphone — a binaural headset — that records sound in a 360 way, kind of how a human would experience it. Samuel Hyland, Rolling Stone, 29 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of binaural

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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29 May 2022

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“Binaural.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/binaural. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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binaural

adjective
bin·​au·​ral | \ (ˈ)bī-ˈnȯr-əl How to pronounce binaural (audio) , (ˈ)bin-ˈȯr- How to pronounce binaural (audio) \

Medical Definition of binaural

: of, relating to, or involving two or both ears

Other Words from binaural

binaurally \ -​ə-​lē How to pronounce binaural (audio) \ adverb

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